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The Perfect Question to Ask in an Interview

Feb 9, 2020 1:21:59 PM

Are you looking for specific, compelling questions to ask in a job interview, or anytime during a hiring process or an executive search, in order to set yourself apart from other candidates? You've found the right video!

One of the first hurdles with employers is establishing yourself as someone who can add value. Not just because of what you can do in the position that you are applying for, but also by virtue of who you are.

High-value job seekers successfully position themselves as experts or advisers who use their expertise to improve the bottom lines or top lines of their prospective employers. Most job seekers sincerely want to help companies by improving their business, saving them money, or expanding their share of the market.

But many decision-makers are cynical. And rightly so. We've all encountered too many low-value job seekers who think it is their job to just show up to work every day and collect a paycheck.

And you have to work quickly to set yourself apart from that crowd, and in this video, I am going to show you one of the best ways to do this. It also happens to be one of the easiest things you can do.

I will introduce to you a questioning strategy that will engage the interviewer and set you up as an expert or a thought leader, and not just another candidate.

This type of questioning strategy can be used in a variety of instances in the hiring process:

  •  It’s a great introduction and a unique way of starting a job interview with an employer.
  •  It will allow you to leave an intriguing voicemail with a recruiter or hiring manager if you want to guarantee getting a call back.
  •  It will re-invigorate an interview conversation if the momentum of the interview has stalled, and you find yourself taking too long to answer a question – and you know you’ve lost the interviewer’s attention.
  •  It will even warm up a hiring process that has gone cold, where the recruiter or the employer has “ghosted” you and you haven’t heard from them in weeks.

This questioning strategy, when used as an outreach in a long hiring process, will increase the likelihood of finally getting a call back.

This video contains the framework you need to create this important type of question, as well as many samples, to give you a good idea of how to create your own.

I also walk you through how to use it in each of the circumstances above.

For more free advice on how to prepare for interviews and answer the tough questions that might get thrown at you - in addition to overcoming challenges like ageism or working too long with one company, sign up for my free series of interview advice videos, specifically for my Inner Circle members.

I and my team at Career Resume Consulting are not recruiters - instead, we work on behalf of the six-figure and seven-figure professionals that engage with us - like you, the executive job seeker - to make sure you find your perfect job that pays you what you're worth!

To set up a time to talk with me personally about how partnering with Career Resume Consulting can speed up your search and assist you in finding a company that checks all of YOUR boxes, visit my private consultation page at http://www.ConsultwithTammy.com to find out more about what types of clients CRC works with and what services we provide, and to access my personal calendar to schedule a time to talk with me.

Tammy Kabell

Written by Tammy Kabell